Cécile Vignau

écrin

— small wooden bag
with a laser engraving surface
— in partnership with the Louvre
— prototype made at ENSCI-Les Ateliers
— exhibited at the Louvre
during the Paris Design Week
in september 2014
© photos : V. Huyghe

Écrin is a small bag in plywood. It was designed for the Louvre boutique to celebrate a new gallery in the museum dedicated to the 18th French century. With an unsual and refined coating that looks like lace, this object reminds us of this elegant French period. The wood, first painted over the entire surface, is then engraved by a laser machine: a flower pattern appears by the contrast between the painting and the wood. Between the initial inspiration and the process, Écrin connects the 18th century and today.